More men in Winchelsea will be building new friendships, skills and community connections, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant for a refurbished men’s shed.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Winchelsea Men’s Shed would receive $12,000 towards their much needed Shed refurbishment.
Supported by the Winchelsea Community House, the Winchelsea Men’s Shed provides an opportunity for men to work on common projects such as woodwork, making children’s toys, as well as repairing community facilities.
New men’s sheds will be built in 13 communities, while 9 others will be refurbished, thanks to almost $1 million in grants from the Labor Government.
Each project – three in metropolitan Melbourne and 20 in regional Victoria – is the result of extensive community consultation and has a plan to build strong partnerships with other organisations.
Men’s Sheds are safe and practical places for locals to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their communities.
They also promote social inclusion and enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of their members, and are especially important in local communities such as Winchelsea.
The 2017-18 funding has focussed on projects from disadvantaged communities and areas that were experiencing significant economic and social change.
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“Men’s sheds play a vital role in local communities – I’m delighted the Andrews Labor Government is investing in a refurbished men’s shed for Winchelsea.”
“The refurbished shed will give the men in Winchelsea a relaxed place to come together, to talk, to share experiences and to have a go at learning new skills and taking part in new projects.”
“I encourage everyone in the community to support the Winchelsea Men’s Shed and check out their new refurbished home once it’s finished.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos
“We’re providing more support to communities that are experiencing significant economic and social change to ensure men can get the support they need, when they need it.”